For company founders
In addition to helping companies to settle in the area and supporting existing companies, the WFMG is also committed to the promotion of start-ups, which are vital for a modern business location. The business ecosystem necessary for this is being created and maintained together with organisations such as nextMG, an initiative for digitisation and start-ups, and the Middle Lower Rhine chamber of industry and commerce. By means of innovative products such as “Startup.Starterkit.MG“, we are positioning ourselves as a growing hotspot for startups.
Success proves us right: Currently Mönchengladbach occupies the top position nationwide in terms of start-up intensity.
The WFMG is the general point of contact for start-ups and people interested in setting up a business, providing support in the search for premises, information on funding options or networking opportunities with other local players, in particular small and medium-sized industrial companies, which continue to shape the business location. To this end, the WFMG is, among other things, a member of the Gründerregion Niederrhein (Lower Rhine start-up region), cooperates closely with the regional Startercenter and is a member of the jury for the start-up scholarship. We are also in charge of organizing the Global Entrepeneurship Week in Mönchengladbach.
As of early 2020, we have partnered up with Gründerplattform.
In spring 2019 we also had an image film created for the startup scene.